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Subaru Legacy Electrical and AC Problems and Repair Histories

778 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Subaru Legacy. 163 of these members (21%) have reported electrical and air conditioning repairs for their car. A total of 160 electrical and air conditioning repairs to Subaru Legacys--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Subaru Legacy problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Subaru Legacy problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Subaru Legacy problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Subaru Legacy repairs by problem area

31% of the Subaru Legacy repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 18% to the suspension, 17% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 11% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 941 repairs.

Subaru Legacy electrical and air conditioning repair cost distribution

Of the Subaru Legacy electrical and air conditioning repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 26% cost less than $100, 53% between $100 and $499, 10% between $500 and $999, 8% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 92 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Subaru Legacy Electrical and Air Conditioning problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Subaru Legacy in Maine, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 7000    
7000 0 Radio and climate unit would periodically go blank, yet still function to an extent. To fix it the car would need to be shut off and restarted. Radio was replaced under warranty. 
 

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2008 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 0    
620 0 Starter failed and was replaced (with 200km's on a brand new car!!). 
69440 100 AC drain tube was clogged and draining into interior of car. Drain tube was cleared and re-installed. 
94400 400 A/C drain hose was blocked and drain water was entering in passenger foot well. 2nd time this has happened. Subaru repaired it free of charge. 
127100  

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 7000    
11000 0 Occasional speaker buzz, inspected and fixed by dealer at no charge. 
77000  

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2006 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 14000    
22000 0 Not blowing cold air. System checked and was properly filled and normal working order. My son,s 2005 Legacy gt has colder air than mine. I was told this is normal 
22400 0 Open blocked ac drain tube 
70000  

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2006 9000    
26000 0 Burnt out headlight- replaced both headlights at no charge. 
57000 150 Window motor for driver's door stopped working and was replaced.  
80000 20 Replaced left low beam headlight. 
93000 15 Replaced passenger low-beam headlight. 
97000  
Subaru Legacy in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2006 23000    
29000 0 TSB for Key Fob sensitivity. Case and buttons were replaced to prevent accidental activation. 
88000  

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2006 20000    
28000 0 Air Cond Condenser leak 
29000 0 Air conditioning condenser failure. 
59000 278 AC failed to cool, dealer evacuated & recharged. Can't find leak. 
62000 650 On original trip, dealer could not find leak. On latest trip, dealer found leak in condenser and replaced condenser. 
96000  

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2007 28000    
29000 0 6-CD changer would get stuck on one track and constantly repeat or just act like it's playing with no sound. Problem was worse with brand new CD's often locking up by the 3rd track. It would happen often on hot days, but I live in GA so every day is hot. 
34000 0 Front drivers side headlight burned out for the 2nd time in 18 months. Replaced by dealer under warranty. 
103000  

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2005 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan

168-horsepower 2.5L H4 5-speed manual AWD

Subaru Legacy in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2006 11160    
16120 0 The alarm sound and overhead indicator for the passenger seat belt not used, is actve whether there is a person sitting at the seat or not. The dealer says Subaru is working on the problem 
17980 0 Replaced headlight and no charge do to delay in fixing problem number one. 
22320 0 The four way flashers did not work. Dealer discovered the problem and fixed no charge. 
24180 0 Driver side headlight keeps failing usually in less than a month. Dealer fixed and put in long life bulbs. 
96720  

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